Office: Marian Hall, 403A
Office Hours: Mondays 9-11, Thursdays 9-11 Fridays 11-1 and by appointment
Ph.D, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; MSN, Northeastern University; BSN from University of Massachusetts Lowell
Dr. Lisa Thomas is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Emmanuel College with the responsibility to chair the Baccalaureate Program. Lisa earned a Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a focus in Nursing Education, a Master's Degree with a concentration in pediatric primary care from Northeastern University, and a Bachelors in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Dr. Thomas' clinical background includes specializing in pediatric hematology and oncology as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. She also practiced as a pediatric primary care provider for over a decade. Dr. Thomas brought her passion for pediatrics into academia and has taught pediatric clinical courses for many years.
In addition, she has taught research at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Epsilon Chapter. Dr. Thomas serves on the board for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island National League for Nursing. She has spearheaded a faculty peer mentor program to promote collegiality and support new faculty within nursing education.
The warm and welcoming feeling that is present across campus, from students, staff and faculty.
Small class size which allows ease of student and faculty engagement.
Dr. Thomas teaches in the undergraduate baccalaureate program.
Dr. Thomas' research interest is resilience in undergraduate nursing students. The concept of resilience was integral in her practice with pediatric oncology patients. During her doctoral studies the interest of resilience in the students that she taught emerged. She has presented locally and nationally on the topic of resilience in nursing education.